March 22, 2018

Continuing her leadership in gun violence prevention, State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) has introduced SB 1200 to enhance California’s Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO), a law Skinner authored during her time in the Assembly.

March 21, 2018

State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) has introduced legislation aimed at increasing the production of needed housing for California’s college and university students. Skinner’s bill, SB 1227, would change state housing law to encourage the construction of student housing that includes affordable student units.

March 8, 2018

In honor of International Women’s Day, Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) has introduced legislation that would require that women make up at least one half of the membership of all state appointed boards and commissions.

March 1, 2018

With the recent confirmation that ICE has increased enforcement across the Bay Area, State Senator Nancy Skinner has intensified her office’s effort to proactively alert employers and business groups to the new state rules that define what an employer can and can not do if immigration officials appear at their worksite.

February 21, 2018

Senate Bill 912, a proposal to allocate $2 billion to house and help the homeless and families with low and moderate incomes, was unveiled today by joint authors, Senator Jim Beall, D-San Jose, and Senator Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley.

February 6, 2018

The Office of State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) issued the following statement today regarding the Alameda County Board of Supervisor’s approval of the Alameda County Child Care and Early Education Ordinance and draft program plan:

February 6, 2018

This week, Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) introduced legislation to accelerate the uptake of EVs and other zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) deployed by ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft. Dubbed “E-CAr” (Electrify California Rideshare), Skinner’s legislation would set zero-emission targets for rides arranged through Transportation Network Companies (TNCs). To give a boost to TNC drivers who want to use California’s ZEV incentives, the bill would direct funds specifically for rebates for TNC drivers.

January 25, 2018

The Office of State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) issued the following statement today regarding federal threats to potentially subpoena and/or cut funding for 23 jurisdictions, including several Bay Area cities and the State of California:

January 22, 2018

Oakland, California – In the wake of reports last week that federal Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) would potentially target Northern California and the Bay Area for deportation sweeps, State Senator Nancy Skinner met Monday morning with city administrators and representatives of law enforcement in her District for briefings on new state laws that bar local agencies and employers from voluntarily assisting ICE enforcement.

January 18, 2018

Oakland, California – State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) has announced today her office, in response to reports of increased immigration sweeps in the Bay Area, is proactively engaging law enforcement, local agencies and employers to underscore their responsibilities under new state law.